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McCall MacBain Postdoctoral Fellows Teaching and Leadership Program

Applications are due August 14 at 5pm

This program supports the development of leadership and educational skills of Postdoctoral Fellows, training them with evidence-based teaching methods to build the next generation of world-class instructors. This program aims to create better teachers, and in turn, better students.

The program consists of 3 training opportunities:

  • Monthly Workshops aimed to teach essential teaching and leaderships skills
  • Weekly Journal Club readings designed to supplement workshops with core papers in education cognition research
  • Monthly Invited speakers presenting on cutting-edge education research

Sample Workshops

The series of workshops will build a foundation for program members to create their INSPIRE course module and pursue discipline-based education research.

How and why you should write an Op/Ed (Wade Hemsworth)

This workshop will prepare Program Members for how to write an Op/Ed article on the topic of their choice. Writing an Op/Ed will help members fine tune their communication skills by writing for a lay-audience about a complex topic. Op/Eds can be published on the McCall-MacBain program website and submitted to other publication outlets (The Sil, The Spec, etc.)

How to prepare/design a presentation or lecture (Joe Kim)

In these two workshops, Joe will first describe how he plans out his lectures (before converting them to PowerPoint). He will then teach the program members how to design PowerPoint slides (including multimedia).

How to give a lecture that incorporates Education Cognition research (Faria Sana)

Faria will give some background about active learning and why it is so vital to use in the classroom, as well as practice active learning techniques in the workshop.

How to write effective multiple-choice questions (Joe Kim)

This workshop will have program members practicing how to write effective multiple-choice questions (MCQs) using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Email Connie Imbault (Program Manager and Research Coordinator) with any questions

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